Stories by Sophia Lo
Chicago had multiple indoor markets in the 1800s, but they’ve all since disappeared. Here’s what we know about them.
Tall buildings are better habitats for spiders than you might think. Here’s why these arachnids make these buildings home.
The haunting of Munger Road in Illinois involves a bus accident and tiny hand prints of children. But where did the story come from?
Conceptual artist Barbara Kruger’s work is featured in the Art Institute but also extends out into the city itself.
Are there beavers in Chicago? Yes. Have I ever seen a baby pigeon? Also (probably) yes! Your questions about Chicago’s critters, answered.
There are six water cribs remaining in Chicago, but only two are still in use. So what might happen to them in the future?
There are dozens of ice cream shops in Chicago with “La Michoacana” in their name, but many have different owners, offerings and prices.
From a locale run by a grandmother of five to a secret hotel room, we explore lesser-known spots where Chicagoans drank in the 1920s.